Annual CGC Tour
In 1990, one of the great traditions of the CGC began – the annual tour! Every year 30-50 girls go on a multi-week tour to sing in some of the most historic and acoustically-rich places in the world. Alternating years between domestic and foreign travel, these musical trips full of performances, sightseeing, and camaraderie form some of the girls’ most vivid memories of being part of the choir.
This year, for the first time in many seasons, singers as young as 6th grade can audition to be part of the touring choir. In 2020, we were scheduled to tour northern Italy, including the cities of Venice, Milan, and Verona, but had to cancel due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Past Tour Destinations
2017: New York City
2016: England and France
2015: Washington, DC
2014: New York City
2012: Cincinnati, OH
2011: Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria
2010: Orlando, FL
2008: Charleston, WV
2006: San Francisco, CA
2004: Chicago and Milwaukee
2001: Niagara Falls and Canada
2000: Los Angeles, CA
1999: England and France
1998: New York City
1997: Czech Republic and Hungary
1996: Chicago, IL
1994: Princeton, NJ
1993: England and Wales
1992: Washington, DC
1990: Walt Disney World, Orlando
Here’s What Our Alumnae Say About Touring with the CGC!
CGC Tour was so much fun! I always felt so much closer to everyone in the choir afterwards. We have such fun memories and bonding experiences we will never get to have anywhere else. My experience of going to New York City with the choir also fulfilled one of my dreams of soloing at Carnegie Hall!
Alumna 1991 – 1997
CGC Board member 2016 – present
“Touring with the Chattanooga Girls Choir was a transformative experience for me as a young woman. Being able to connect through music with people who did not speak my language taught me that people can find common ground – and that music can be that common ground. Moreover, touring internationally gave me the self-confidence to not be fearful of the unfamiliar and to take chances on new experiences even if it means getting a little lost.”
Aluma 1996 – 2005Owner, Sicily South (www.sicilysouth.com)“My experience touring with the Girls’ Choir not only ignited my passion for travel, but also instilled within me a strong sense of self that has helped me find my place in the world. The privilege of performing with the Choir in venues all over the world taught me poise and confidence that I carry with me today.”